Ajuga reptans Purple Torch

Carpet Bugle

Type: Perennials,Groundcovers
Height: Short 3" (8" in flower) (Plant 12" apart)
Bloom Time: Mid-Spring to Late Spring
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Full Shade
Zones: 3-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic, Clay
Flower / Accent: Pink / Pink
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Oddly named, since the flowers are more pink than purple. That aside, this variety has the largest flowers we have seen on an Ajuga. Nice as underplanting to shrubs or trees too. Glossy green leaves mature to bronze in the fall.

Ajuga are extremely hardy groundcovers that quickly form a dense carpet-like mat. Our plant spacing recommendations are based on how quickly these plants will spread in their first season of growth.

Features to Note:

  • Groundcovers
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Dry Shade Tolerant
  • Deer Resistant
  • Foot Traffic Tolerant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • For a Sunny Spot
  • For a Shady Spot
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Ajuga General Information:

Ajuga are an extremely hardy groundcover. Mat-forming with lush waxy leaves that when in bloom resemble a colorful carpet spread across the landscape. Will adapt to a wide variety of conditions except extremely wet.

Ajuga Plant Care:

Spent flowers can be removed by mowing or using a string trimmer if desired. Divide if clumps become overcrowded. To divide, separate rooted stems or take root cuttings in early summer.

$7.95 ea.
(3+) $7.50 ea.
Spring 2015
Plant Code: AJPT